Tirta Empul Temple Bali is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency. Furthermore, it location in the dale and with the hill surround it. Meanwhile, there is an Indonesian President Palace which has been found by the first president in west of this temple. The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in a inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple. In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and finally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is meaning the water emerge or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land.
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History of Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring
Firstly, the wellspring emerges from the land is believed that it is the infinite creation. According to the history, that this water source is arranged and sanctified by king Indrajayasinghawarmadewa in the year 882 Saka (960 M). He has given the name with Tirta ri air hampul. The data has loaded in the inscription that is located at Sakenan Temple. Besides of the above epigraphy data, it has also found the archaeology omission like Colossus Yoni, Arca Lion, Tepasana and Tirta Empul Pool. According to papyrus of Usana Bali narrated that Tirta Empul is created by Bhatara Indra (Sun Deity) when bearing arms against the king where his palace is located in Bedahulu Countryside. He is known as a very miraculous king can lose or show suddenly. Therefore, he is named by Mayadenawa. Because of its miracle, he becomes the arrogance and expressing himself as a god.
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The Mayadenawa King owns the assistant (Patih) which is called Kalawong. He prohibit the people to do the Yadnya (praying to the god). It effect the natural disaster, disease epidemic, agriculture fail and finally miserable life society. Finally, Indra God gives battle against the kings that happened in Tampak Siring and then the Mayadenawa is gone to the wall and disappear. King Mayadenawa has also created poisonous pools which can the team of Bathara Indra die and faint after drinking this water. And then Bathara Indra stick the weapon of Umbul-umbul. Finally, the water is emerging so that called by Tirta Empul. Afterward, it has springkled to the dead and faint soldier that made them back to live. Therefore at the moment this pool water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various of diseases.